Sabrent 512GB Rocket NVMe PCIe M.2 2280 Internal SSD High Performance Solid State Drive (SB-ROCKET-512)
This dropped on amazon down to $70 and people say it compares directly to the samsung equivalent. Keep an eye for it to drop again and it would be a really good deal.
Sorry I didn't notice this comment earlier. My Strix 1080 has yet to give me any problems at all and I have never heard the fans spinning. I've also never had any heating issues, even in the poor air flow conditions of the S340 Elite.
My first PC build, I did this. Not intentionally but I got my hand on a heatsink and dripped blood on the mobo. I thought about it for a minute and was like... meh, I am not cleaning that.
Looks familiar. I don't mean that as a bad thing though. I have a very similar build and there is a reason for that. It looks great.
Casemods or BitFenix
Great attention to detail and cable management. Putting some sleeved cables on your GPU and maybe MB will match up the color scheme but it still looks fantastic already. +1
Definitely should have mentioned it's a 7600k.
Unfortunately, NZXT isn't a great company. I loved the look of my Kraken. I loved the performance but I have learned while dealing with NZXT today that I won't be buying any more of their products. They are rude and their focus is on data mining with their cam software rather than providing good products now.
Thanks to the 2 of you that responded. I think I have figured it out.
One day I came up with a genius idea of putting and air purifier next to my PC to help with dust control. Well, if you do that then be sure not to use an ionizer as it will create a buildup of static electricity around the purifier.
And now you know. And knowing is half the battle.
Yeah... Less than 150. Thanks for pointing that out. Feel like an idiot. :P
yeah, that's what I was afraid of. Issue is I have very limited space. Thanks for the thought though.
Just built a $2700 PC a few months ago and knowing this was just $500 more makes me the most jealous person in the world. What a beautiful build.
This is a great super budget build for non-gaming. It's not pretty, it's not expensive, and it's not super fast. BUT it'll probably champion browsing and FBing for a long time. +1
I may even use this as a guide when I build a pc for a work buddy of mine.
Was that a squatty potty? 10/10... er, I guess +1 in this case.
If you spray the rad fins with plasti dip I am sure it will greatly reduce the airflow. However, using a thinner paint should only impede airflow by a very small amount.
nope. It was really simple. I used plasti dip to avoid any warranty issues in case anything went wrong. I used thin cardboard to cover the fins and wrapped the hoses and pump in plastic. I then used the screw holes to hold it up and then applied about 6-7 very thin coats over about 2 hours.
Thanks for the complements also. Appreciate them.
Grabbing an SSD never hurt anything. You'll see an increase in load times and that's always a good thing. I would suggest transferring your OS to the SSD with maybe a fresh install for the best results. A first SSD can be a real life changing experience.
Well, I don't know what kind of bump you would get from a 7600k which would be the best i5 processor at the moment. The speed would be a jump from 3.2 to 3.8 out of the box. With efficient cooling, you can OC the 7600k to 4.5-5ghz but that is never a guarantee. If you get good temps on your 1070 strix, maybe try OC your GPU and squeeze more performance from it. Good luck man.
edit: If changing CPU there is a good chance you'll also have to change your MOBO. Just a heads up.
It's back on sale. Will I tell her that, nope. She gets the next X many years to be right like you said. I am using this!
Oh, if she would just let me do that.
I am sure it is. Cable is a cancer leaching on people's pockets. One day it will die and the world will be a better place.
All I could say to that would have been, "good luck" lol
I have overclocked my i5 7600K to 5.1 on an "entry level" Asus Z270-A Prime. A step up from that would be something like this:https://pcpartpicker.com/product/2Phj4D/asus-strix-z270-e-gaming-atx-lga1151-motherboard-strix-z270-e-gaming but I wouldn't expect that to deliver anything additional to your overclocking as most boards offer about the same overclocking capabilities. I don't think 32gb of RAM will give you much more of a boost over 16gb in gaming. I don't know what you are aiming for in the long run for a gaming PC but these days SLI GPUs isn't as effective as it once was. A single GTX 1080ti will perform VERY well @ 1440p 144hz. With a second GTX 1080ti you will not come close to doubling the performance and some games will not even utilize the SLI. If you take a GTX 1080ti off the list then you can probably cut back on your PSU.
It is a beastly build that you have created, no doubt. But unless you have money burning a hole in your pocket I would suggest with scaling it back a little. If you look at my completed build (White Whale, Holy Grail) to give you an idea, @1440p 144hz with all settings at max in Battlefield 1, I am getting on average 105FPS with just a single GTX 1080 and an i5 7600k. Which now that I think of it, the i7 isn't really cost effective for a gaming PC either but that cant play a bigger role in other CPU uses.
I just can not understand how blackouts are still a thing these days. I also don't understand why sports organizations still charge and arm and a leg for their content. I am not a huge MLB fan and the reason is primarily the difficulty of finding content (living in Indiana). In a world with Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, PS Vue, and all of that you would think NFL, NBA, MLB, ASPCA, and the like would have caught on and ditched cable companies by now.
It's a nice build but I would say that if you can afford a $600 mobo (I don't think that's necessary for a good gaming experience) you can probably afford an m.2 drive SSD. If you didn't want an m.2 drive I would at the least increase the capacity of the SSD you picked. 500gb isn't much space for game storage. Yeah, I get that is what the 3tb HDD is for but it's nice having your steam library on an SSD.
Now I am curious. I take no offense to things. The post was a joke in itself so...
lol, the reason I would give it away is that it is costing more money to keep it running than it is worth.
Seeing this I kind of with I want with an x52 instead of the x62. Would much rather have my radiator like yours.
Don't give me solutions! haha
Posted my PC build pics on there. Didn't realize the post was public and all I got was a bunch of people trashing my build I just spent $2500 on. Doesn't feel good. But then I thought.... if these people have so much time to trash my build, I doubt they even have time for one of their own.
Sell my current house. Give my current car away. Leave my job. Burn bridge at former job for treating me like crap the past couple years. I would find a place to work that I want to work in probably technology related. Some charity work for Rupert's Kids. I would buy a sturdy simple home. Buy a reliable simple car. Fix my 1982 VW Rabbit.
The only 3 things this guy gave us to work with was price, GTX 1080, and an i7 7700k.
You gave him a list without a single one of those 3 things.
IMO The i5 will deliver solid gaming performance and the 1080 will push it further than the i7 w/ 1070.
It's overkill either way on a 1080 monitor. Also. I don't think you need 160fps with a 144hz monitor. If you want quality, look for a g-sync monitor @ 144hz and play at 144fps.
Definitely. I am just impatient as can be to build a new PC.
My build slays at 1440p and has a cheaper CPU with the same GPU. I am getting Battlefield 1 @ 105FPS
The AIO hoses made me think of Mammoth tusks...
I have had the exact opposite experience in the past. I have begun thinking it's not any particular manufacturer that makes crappy HDDs and more so that there is a lottery and we all just get lucky sometimes. Toshiba is a great brand. But I think WD and Seagate are both fine also. I have no loyalty, haha.
Will definitely keep the X300 in mind though. Thanks for sharing! I may pick one up this week.
huh. I was told it'd be much slower using USB. Good to know, thanks for the insight.
I totally understand the worry of buying from a company you just had a part fail from but try to remember that parts fail from every company. You may hear about it more with Seagate but that doesn't necessarily mean that they fail more-so than any other brand, its just that they sell a higher percentage of the market. I'm not really trying to coax you into getting a seagate, just trying to share a different perspective in what I know is a very aggravating situation.
The best second option is likely WD. I have one in my PS4 (3 years no issue), PS3 (6 years no issue) and had one in my old PC (7 years, RIP).
I have also used a Toshiba. Dead in 3 years.
I have 3 Seagate external HDDs. 2 have been good for the past 3 years. Another I had for 7 months before it died. I sent it to Seagate and the sent me a new one no question.
Do you mean the Hue+ box? Yes, they do for the light control. However, you can get the AER fans (2 fans) and Hue + packaged together instead of the light strips from NZXTs store. It's a better deal than the fans and the Hue+ separately.
That RAM is so bright!
I think it doesn't take anything away having 2 on the wall. More of a decorative piece than a functional clock.
Great looking room. Those record clocks are pretty nifty aren't they. I have a couple myself.
There is something very sexy about the exposed metal pipes on a GPU.
I have the same fully modular power supply so I picked up a BitFenix cable kit and though the cables were awesome. No complaints other than it had WAY more cables than what I needed. I was gonna link you to an "essentials kit" but I'm actually haviing trouble finding some for sale now.